Classic meditation manual, organized along the lines of three trainings: ethics, samadhi, and wisdom. Of interest not only to monks and meditation teachers, but also to laypeople. To paraphrase another author of meditation manuals: "Those Buddhists have worked out all this stuff." If I were to answer the question: "What's wrong with this book?" in the answer I would mention that the success in the practices of recollection of past lives and iddhis sounds improbable to me, and maybe, for the Western practitioner they demand a theoretical refreshment.